Idaho Students Meet Rep. Raúl R. Labrador

Idaho Students Meet Rep. Raúl R. Labrador

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James Liska
March 13, 2014

TWC's students from Idaho got a chance to meet their representative in Congress on Thursday, March 13th. The students, who attend the College of Idaho, met Rep. Raul R. Labrador in his Longworth House Office Building suite to discuss public policy, LGBT rights, and immigration. Rep. Labrador represents Idaho's 1st District, which stretches over 500 miles along the western part of the state, from Nevada to Canada.

 

When asked about the visit, College of Idaho student Courtney Indart said, "I was pleasantly surprised after the meeting because Representative Labrador was very kind and candid when answering our questions. I now realize how useful it is to speak with your congressman because, when you take away the camera or the campaign talking points, a person can find real answers to important questions."

 

For the students, this visit was another way to understand the role of citizen advocacy and to demonstrate how one-on-one and small group conversations with their elected representatives can affect public policy changes at the highest level.

 

Students who participated in this visit included:

 

Public Policy Dialogues (PPD), sponsored by the Verizon Foundation, provides students with the unique opportunity to meet and interact with members of the Senate or House of Representatives representing their state or congressional district. This is one component of The Washington Center's internship program.


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